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I'm a he/him living in (the North-West of England).
I'd rather be than looking at a screen: (old-school ), , , , , , it's all good whether or . 

A through and through.
A creative jack of all trades but master of none.

I’ve only just realised why the guy at the takeaway didn’t understand my explanation of the issue I encountered on their website: NaN != Naan

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It can't be said often enough: a prototype is worth a thousand meetings.

There's rarely a page I mark up that doesn't have me wishing that the long-since proposed <lt>/<lc>/<lh> tag were adopted. The …

<p>In the Power of Love, FGTH sang about:</p>
<li>pretty girls</li>

… pattern is ubiquitous yet has always felt awkward compared to:

<lt>Frankie says:</lt>
<li>live those dreams</li>
<li>scheme those schemes</li>
<li>hit me with those laser beams</li>

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I've been staring at this tracking visualisation DHL provided me for ten minutes.

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that Mike Read released an awful cover version of 'Prisencolinensinainciusol', titled 'Freezin' Cold in 89 Twoso'

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Wondering if this exists. If not, free idea.

I sometimes like reading old pulp fiction mags. Great collection here:

I'd like to read them on my ebook reader. Would love an rss feed of individual stories in text format. does have an rss feed, but it's only links to the downloads. They also have OCR'd versions but the quality and formatting it horrible.

Would love a cleaned up feed of these with a story or few per week. Might look into doing it myself.

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As a professional programmer, the number one rule is "don't trust programmers". They're not mega intelligent computer wizards. We spend half our time cleaning up the mistakes of the developers that came before us, and the other half making mistakes for future devs to clean up.

This juxtaposition looks as though I've commissioned @wefail to provide illustrations to accompany my home timeline.
cc. @CheRosach @velobetty

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Today I finally told my kids that St Patrick isn't real, and it's been me putting the snakes under their pillows all these years.

But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal … Does that answer your question? Accidentally yours, the Breakfast Club

Got caught in a huge shower while out for what turned out to be a muddy lunchtime ride. As it cleared there was some top cloud action going on over Morcambe Bay.

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Ingenious, Indigenous cartography: The Tunumiit (Eastern Greenlandic Inuit) practice of carving portable maps out of driftwood to be used while navigating coastal waters. These pieces, which are small enough to be carried in a mitten, represent coastlines in a continuous line, up one side of the wood and down the other. The maps are compact, buoyant, and can be read in the dark.

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